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Facebook Shuts Down Facial Recognition Technology
Facebook says it is shutting down its facial recognition system. Citing "growing societal concerns" about the technology that can automatically identify people in photos and videos, the company says it will continue to work on the technology to try to address issues. "Regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of rules governin...
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Lonestar6 Supercomputer Expands Texas Leadership in Critical Technology
AUSTIN, Texas — A new supercomputer for Texas researchers will allow scholars across the state to compute, and compete, at the cutting edge of science and engineering. Lonestar6, a Dell Technologies and AMD system that is designed and deployed by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, will be...
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Can Feminist Robots Challenge Our Biases?
Our eventual aim is to use such smart electronic textiles to study cosmic dust, some of which has interplanetary or even interstellar origins. Imagine if the protective fabric covering a spacecraft could double as an astrophysics experiment, but without adding excessive mass, volume, or power requirements. What if this smart skin could also measu...
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Expert: Technology Could Help Clothing Retailers Become More Sustainable
After each season, clothing retailers offer deep discounts to lure in consumers to buy leftover, unsold products. But what if they could do a better job predicting what consumers will want, in what size and in the right quantity to increase profits, and reduce textile waste? In a recent article, Byoungho Ellie Jin, Albert Myers Distingui...
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Time, Technology of the Essence in Shifting Hospice Referral Mix
Hospices have seen a shift in their referral mix in the last year and half during the pandemic, with patient streams moving away from institutions and towards physician offices. Adapting to the ways they market, educating and coordinating care with referring partners, as well as building and growing these relationships, has hospices honing focus...
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Chemistry union reveals its latest top 10 emerging technologies | News
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Iupac) has announced its annual list of the top ten emerging technologies in chemistry. Several tackle environmental and sustainability challenges, while others address the ongoing pandemic, focusing on new solutions to prevent the spread of pathogens, and were picked by a panel of independent ...
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33 technology news to start the morning informed of the latest
We kick off a new month with our usual tech news roundup. What happened this weekend? Meta, the new name of Facebook, is beginning to be noticed. WhatsApp is now called WhatsApp Meta. They unveil the first real photos of Intel graphics cards, the first in 20 years. We recommend our Samsung QLED Q60A TV review and from Samsung Galaxy Watc...
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Digital Currency Group Wants to Be Crypto’s Standard Oil
Digital Currency Group Inc., a cryptocurrency conglomerate that counts the asset-management firm Grayscale and media company CoinDesk among its holdings, raised $700 million in an investment round, the second-largest in the crypto sector. The funding round valued the company at $10 billion and was led by SoftBank Group Corp.’s ...
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